|Marvin A. Crooks,|
|March 01, 1940 - August 15, 2011|
|of Milan, Illinois|
|Graveside Service: 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2011 at R. I. National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, those wishing to attend are to meet at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL, at 11:30 a.m. Friday|
|Marvin A. Crooks, 71, of Milan, IL, died Monday August 15, 2011, at Trinity, Rock Island.|
A graveside service and military rites, presented by American Legion Post 569/200 and VFW Post 1303, will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with burial following. Those wishing to attend are to meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL. Memorials may be made to either the American Cancer Society, Milan American Legion Post 569, or to Rock Island V.F. W. Post 1303.
Marvin was born March 1, 1940, in Schuyler County, IL, a son of Francis R. Crooks and A. Virginia George Crooks. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Marvin retired in 2005, from Exelon-Cordova Nuclear Power Plant, Cordova, IL. Previously he worked at the former Sears and Roebuck warehouse in Milan for many years. He was a member of Laborerís Local 309, Rock Island.
He was a member of Milan American Legion Post 569, Veteranís of Foreign Wars, and Crossroads Independent Baptist Church. He enjoyed the peacefulness of living in the country, being outdoors, and feeding the birds at his home.
Surviving are his children (and spouses), Tom (Stacy) Crooks, Camp Point, IL, Eric (Cathy) Rudsell, Seaton, IL, and Adam (Jamie) Crooks, Sherrard, IL; grandchildren, Ashley and Wesley Crooks, Heather, Montana, and Erica Rudsell, Elizabeth and Caleb Westerhof-Crooks; brother, Kenneth (Marilee) Crooks, Golden, IL; sisters, Juanita Roate and Kay (John) Pendleton, all of Clayton, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Bethany Diane Crooks, brothers, R. Wayne, Ed, Gerald, Norlyn, Ron, and Ray Crooks, and one sister, Mildred Jones.
With our Sympathy, Although we know at such a time there's little we can say, We want to let you know that you are in our thoughts today.
-- Bob & Sharon Curtis